While Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reported yesterday that Antawn Jamison had decided to sign with the Lakers, GM Mitch Kupchak told Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com that nothing was imminent on that front quite yet. If Jamison finalizes a deal with the Lakers, it may have to be for the veteran's minimum, as Kupchak confirmed to ESPNLA that the team doesn't plan to use its $3.09MM mini mid-level exception to fill out its bench. Here are a few more Lakers notes, mostly from McMenamin:
- In addition to Jermaine O'Neal, Brandon Rush is also working out for the Lakers today, says Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld. However, the Warriors are expected to match any "reasonable offer" for their restricted free agent (Twitter links).
- The Lakers could be closing in on landing both Jamison and Jermaine O'Neal to minimum-salary deals, tweets Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports. Spears adds that Jordan Hill is still in the mix for L.A. as well.
- Today is the last day teams can amnesty players in 2012, but the Lakers likely won't use the amnesty provision this year, according to Kupchak. Metta World Peace would probably be the most logical candidate.
- Although Devin Ebanks has agreed to return to the Lakers, Kupchak confirmed that the two sides are holding off on signing anything. This gives Ebanks the chance to pursue other offers and the Lakers the opportunity to hold an open roster spot in case they make another trade.
- The Lakers will work out unrestricted free agent big man Jermaine O'Neal today, tweets Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.